Thursday, March 28, 2013
One of the incidents took place in September. Another took place this month.
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Kennesaw woman accused of taking gift cards, electronics and other goods from residents of the Lakeside Vista Apartments as far back as September. Together, the stolen items had an estimated value of more than $3,000, according to Cobb County criminal warrants. In the September incident, a resident allowed Allison Rose Formby and her juvenile daughter inside his unit, according to one of the warrants. The resident and Formby went on the patio to smoke while the juvenile watched television inside the residence. At some point, records show, Formby went back inside the residence to check on her daughter. "The next day, (the resident) checked the gift cards and noticed Visa gift card No. 9645 was …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A Marietta man is in critical condition after the car in which he was riding slammed into a utility pole in a two-vehicle accident Friday at the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Woodlawn Drive.
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Sunday, March 17
A driver from Kennesaw struck a Lexus at the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Woodlawn Drive Friday night, sending it into a utility pole and seriously injuring one of the passengers in the Lexus. Kyle Lysaght, 22, of Marietta, was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition Saturday, Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said. Police said Lysaght was a frontseat passenger in a gray 2007 Lexus heading southbound on Johnson Ferry shortly before 5 p.m. Friday. As the vehicle approached the intersection, it was struck by a white 2005 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by Zeferino Trego, 49, of Kennesaw. At the time, the truck was turning left onto Woodlawn from northbound Johnson Ferry. The Lexus then collided…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Cobb County Police Department Tuesday afternoon released surveillance images of the three suspects wanted in connection with Saturday's armed robbery at a Kennesaw jewelry store.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Diamonds R Forever on Wade Green Road was robbed Saturday morning.
The Cobb County Police Department this afternoon released surveillance images of the suspects wanted in connection with Saturday's armed robbery at a Kennesaw jewelry store. Around 10:50 a.m. Saturday, three men walked into Diamonds R Forever and pointed handguns at the employees, said Officer Mike Bowman, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. As one of the suspects grabbed money from the cash register, the other two men smashed several of the display cases and took various pieces of jewelry, he said. The trio, clad in hats and long-sleeved, button down shirts, fled the business and drove away in an unknown type of vehicle. All of the suspects were black, between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-8, slender and approximately 18 to 20 …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Three men on Saturday walked into Diamonds R Forever and pointed handguns at the employees.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Around 10:50 a.m. today, three men walked in Diamonds R Forever and pointed handguns at the employees.
Armed robbers today hit a Kennesaw jewelry store, and the Cobb County Police Department needs help locating them. Around 10:50 a.m. today, three men walked into Diamonds R Forever and pointed handguns at the employees, said Officer Mike Bowman, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. As one of the suspects grabbed money from the cash register, the other two men smashed several of the display cases and took various pieces of jewelry, he said. The trio, clad in hats and long-sleeved, button down shirts, fled the business and drove away in an unknown type of vehicle. All of the suspects were black, between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-8, slender and approximately 18 to 20 years old, Bowman said. If you have information about the incident…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Benjamin Sanders is charged with production and possession of child pornography.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A Kennesaw man was arraigned in federal court in Atlanta on Monday on charges of production and possession of child pornography. Benjamin Sanders, 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 13. He is being held without bond. “Child pornography victimizes and exploits the most vulnerable and defenseless members of our society," United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said. This defendant is charged not only with possessing sexually explicit images of children, but also with creating some of those images.” According to a news release, after receiving information that Sanders had taken sexually explicit photographs of a minor, investigators from the Cobb County Police Department obtained a search warrant for Sanders’ …
Friday, October 26, 2012
He is expected to make a full recovery.
Hours after homes were evacuated, roads were blocked and members of the Cobb County Police SWAT team converged on a Kennesaw neighborhood early this morning, investigators were still trying to determine what caused the shooting that started it all. "It's fuzzy math," said Sgt. Dana Pierce, spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. About six people were inside a Bozeman Lake Road residence this morning when one man, using a "long, powerful assault type of weapon," shot another man who was visiting the home, Pierce said. Despite a flesh wound to the shoulder, the man was able to get away and drive his truck "down about one or two homes," he said. "He went up to the home, knocked on the door to seek medical attention. Nobody was home …
Cobb County Police have not released the names of the suspect or the person who was shot this morning.
For an update, read Man Shot in Kennesaw Was Visiting. A man suspected in an early morning shooting surrendered to Cobb County authorities after a three-hour SWAT situation in a Kennesaw neighborhood. Sgt. Dana Pierce, spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that one person was shot about 2:30 a.m. at a home on Bozeman Lake Road. Cobb County SWAT team members evacuated homes in the area and blocked several roads as negotiators tried to make contact with the suspect. He surrendered to officers sometime after 6:15 a.m., according to WSB-TV, CBS Atlanta and the AJC. The shooting victim was taken to a local hospital. That person's condition is not known. Police have not released the identities of …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Cobb County Police Department is hiring.
The Cobb County Police Department has an opening for a lietuenant, a position that pays $51,292.80 to $81,910.40 a year. According to job description on the department's website, "to compete for the rank of police lieutenant, candidates must have three years continuous service as a police sergeant with the Cobb County Police Department immediately prior to the effective date of the promotional roster (Feb. 17, 2013)." Click here for more information on the job. To peruse the Kennesaw Patch classifieds, click here. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Kennesaw Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.